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20 September 2011

Obese brain craves high KJ foods

A new study links low blood sugar in obese people to a greater desire within the brain for high-kilojoule foods, a finding that offers insight into why people who become overweight tend to stay that way.

A new study links low blood sugar in obese people to a greater desire within the brain for high-kilojoule foods, a finding that offers insight into why people who become overweight tend to stay that way.

Levels of sugar in the blood are directly linked to energy, and those levels often drop after eating lunch and cause a mid-afternoon slump. Blood sugar levels also drop in the morning, and after you eat a high-sugar food, Page said. In that case, the body's processing of the excess sugar can cause levels to dip.

Blood sugar levels in obese people different

 
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